Everything Went Fine, aka Tout S’Est Bien Passe

MA 15+, 113 minutes Four Stars Review by © Jane Freebury It isn’t every day that the subject of a European film coincides neatly with events on the ground on our side of the world. This new French film based on a published memoir of the same name details how a family worked within the… Continue reading Everything Went Fine, aka Tout S’Est Bien Passe

Happening

R 18+, 99 minutes 4 Stars   Review by © Jane Freebury It doesn’t quite capture its original French title, L’Evenement meaning the event, but if the name this new film is known by in English has a vaguely inconsequential air to it, a note of caution. This is about a young woman, a student… Continue reading Happening

Memoria

PG, 136 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury The new film from Apichatpong Weerasthakul, is a big step for the celebrated indie director. Filmed in the cities, villages and mountains of Colombia, with a cast of English and Spanish-speaking actors and Tilda Swinton in the lead role, it is a world away from… Continue reading Memoria

Parasite

MA 15+, 2 hrs 11 mins Dendy Canberra Centre, Palace Electric New Acton 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury Writer-director Joon-ho Bong makes bold and confident films with tremendous visual flair. The Palme d’Or he received at Cannes for this film last year suggests that the venerable film festival is at last catching up… Continue reading Parasite

Breath

Review by © Jane Freebury Surfing makes for elegant and beautiful spectator sport, as those of us who stick to land know only too well. Ever since I lived on the coast south of Sydney I have thought that surfing was out of this world but that it needed patient dedication and a kind of… Continue reading Breath